Crash claims the life of 12th road victim in 2022

| 08/08/2022 | 102 Comments
Fatal crash early Monday morning (photo from social media)

(CNS): A 20-year-old woman became the twelfth person to die on Cayman’s roads early Monday morning. Police said that shortly before 3:40am a white Honda Accord crashed on Eastern Avenue near the Shedden Road junction, by Champion House restaurant. In addition to the fatality, the three other people in the car were injured, including two who are in a serious condition. Police have not given any details of how the single-vehicle crash happened, but the car appears to have smashed head-on into a wall.

The south end of Eastern Avenue, between Shedden Road and Champion House Restaurant, has been re-opened and the collision is under investigation police said. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information is asked to call the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254 or the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777
or via the RCIPS website.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    While we continue to accept a joke driving test we must accept the standard of driving will continue to be a joke.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    CIG seems hellbent on maintaining the taxi cartel and their unaffordable rates.

    At least maintain their rates and licenses during the day, but for the love of LIFE, allow cheaper services like Uber to operate between sunset and sunrise where tourist demand and consequently rates drop significantly.

    This will boost Caymanian employment while having a negligible effect on the taxi cartel.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Where I live the Uber rates to the airport are almost always 50 to 100 percent higher than our regulated taxi fares. Not a big deal, but was surprised to find that Uber was usually much more on that particular drive. Of course, your taxis don’t follow the published rates so maybe it would make no difference.

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    • Anonymous says:

      There is a Caymanesque Uber; the Taxi’s spent 6yrs putting in roadblocks to stop it from operating (after its license was granted).

      Guess who the “Uber” drivers are under that App?

      Yep; the taxi drivers had to be brought on a registered drivers for the program to launch.

      If you look deep enough you will see that are taxi drivers are all related to those who pull strings; or even MLA’s themselves own.

      If Govt have their hand in something and it will hurt a relative’s feelings or their onw pocket by implementing change…Eff all will be done about it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I know it is hard for some of you to make a distinction between all the various non-white nationalities on island, so please don’t assume that they are all Caymanian. Take the time to review the facts, as far as the victims of road fatalities this year. All these comments on here about “Caymanians just can’t drive” blah blah is so unfortunate.

    After living here for 30 years, I think it’s fair to say that it isn’t just Caymanians who are having car accidents on this island.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Well if I am going out to have fun and I know I am going to drink to get drunk then I am going to make arrangements and that includes my taxi fare.if I can go to the clubs and spend hundreds of dollars on alcoholic beverage then I suppose to can afford sixty dollars cab fare because at the end of the day I no I will arrive home safe .come on people taxi drivers have to stay awake and sober while we are having fun until whenever we feel like leaving you think bringing in Uber will help with all these can’t drive no driver save your dam taxi fare or walk the hell home.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Well you have adult emotional intelligence. 20 is adult but still young mentality. Sad all around.

      Not sure if the person who has passed was driving. May have been a passenger.

      Alcohol is not a joke. Drinking responsibly is taught…we need to teach our children so that when they do drink they know how best to approach it. Not as easy as it sounds….many influences to consider. Life is precious and this is a good starting point for the conversation.

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    • Anonymous says:

      We need Uber. The cayman taxi fairs are the most expensive in the world and unacceptable. Allow any expat on a work permit to drive for Uber.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Really? Then you think all expats on work permits know how to drive safely? The same way some non permit holders will drive badly so will permit holders. Your rational is so off kilter it is pitiful.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Late night session leaving Bananas has not helped this…

    Simple fix to a lot of the deaths on the road is for Government to demand taxis start charging lower rates or bring in Uber. If you can’t get home without paying $60 to a bus driver, many (unfortunately) will make the decision to drive while impaired…

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    • Anonymous says:

      And park a RCIPS car outside the notorious nightspots and brunch spots and breathalyzer any driver looking unsteady on their feet.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Nope zero tolerance, target a venue or venues and just breathalyse everyone who gets behind the wheel and ffs don’t advertise you are going to do it

  6. Anonymous says:

    All this terrible driving, yet at least a third of deep thinkers here don’t wear seatbelts.

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  7. Elvis says:

    Cayman
    Home of the worst driving in the world.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Nah. Just too many people for 24 miles of an island…that’s all it is. 24 miles.

      And ahh well…there’s more coming and more being born everyday.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Actually, and as the latest census reveals, the organic grown of Cayman is a drop in the bucket when compared to the tsunami of immigrants.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe it’s just too many people here, Elvis. Too many different nationalities who bring their culture of driving…

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah all those damn Europeans and North Americans who keep wrapping their Hondas round the scenery.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Four Letters RCMP. Guaranteed problem solved.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Speed, alcohol and phones – choose your poison, death awaits.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Jamaica has the worst murder rate per capital in the Caribbean, Cayman has the worst vehicle death rate in the Caribbean per capita. What is the government doing? Less police on the roads and allowing more Jamaicans to come here. If you voted for these fools you should be embarrassed.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    If I have to live in one country but keep comparing the country where I have a better life than my country where I was born then it’s only fair that I would go back to my country of birth.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What a dumb comment that reeks of insecurity.

      If you really think one country can’t learn from what’s done in another, then you’re insane.

      You really think Cayman is perfect?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Child…cayman wasn’t perfect way back when it seemed perfect…much less now!

        To be honest there’s a lack of regard for human life. From a lot of people. Not just the young ones….

        We need get back to being a community. That takes more than putting up a sign folks.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Hondas, Audis and BMWs

      Seems to be a curse

      Why?

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  12. Unhappy Caymanian says:

    Carnage

    Carnage

    NO ENFORCEMENT

    DEATHS NO SURPRISE

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  13. NoName says:

    Cayman is the sad holder of the world’s record of road accidents per capita which mostly happen during weekends as soon as the clock strikes 8 P.M on any Friday to Sunday of the year, every driver thinks he is Nikki Lauda , Enzo Anselmo Giuseppe Maria Ferrari , Chuck Yaeger (mach 2.44) , Ettore Bugatti or more recently Andy Green (land speed record holder with 1223 kp/h) out to set a new record !

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Three people in a car at 3:40 a.m. doesn’t suggest commuting to work. Condolences to the family of the deceased; it’s a horrible thing for someone so young to die so needlessly.

    Nothing good happens here after midnight.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Lol, have y’all ever visited any other islands? Cayman roads are 10 times safer than every other island I’ve been too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Apart from Britain, Ireland, Jersey, New Zealand, Hawaii, Key West …

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    • Anonymous says:

      Shall we compare our murder rate to Jamaica, Trinidad or Honduras so we can beam with pride?

      Perhaps we should set slightly higher standards than being the best of the worst?

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Everything about this situation does not help with my level of national happiness.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    I moved back to the UK last year to a town with a population of just over 500,000. 6 road deaths last year and only 2 in 2020. Much higher speed roads heavy traffic, lots of roundabouts, but tiny stats compared to Cayman. Population increases significantly in the summer as it is a holiday destination.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What’s the immigrant situation there? And I’m like being serious.

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      • Anonymous says:

        It’s not about the immigrant situation, the biggest problem in cayman roads is also how bad caymanian drivers are. The problem in cayman is a caymanian driving test and some other licenses accepted are not up to standard, we follow the uk road system in cayman – everyone should be forced to take a uk standard theory and practical driving test, not the joke cayman standard test, then that would immediately take almost half the local and foreign drivers off our roads (mainly caymanian and Jamaican drivers).

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        • Anonymous says:

          Of the 12 dead on Cayman’s roads this year, I believe none is originally from here. You can take your disdain for your hosts, and shove it!

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          • Anonymous says:

            Well, the enforcement sure is under Caymans leadership or lack thereof.

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            • Anonymous says:

              Actually, no it is not. Enforcement is under a Brit (the Governor) supervising an Irishman (the Commissioner) overseeing a myriad of persons (overwhelmingly Jamaican) in the RCIP.

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              • Anonymous says:

                Correct. Mind you, immigration, which the OP suggested was the cause of the problem, is not. That’s firmly in the hands of Caymanian politicians and Caymanian civil servants.

          • Anonymous says:

            Don’t think this is correct. I an sure the woman coming from her daughter’s wedding was Caymanian.

            Also we should also take into consideration the Caymanian that caused the death of other nationality

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        • Anonymous says:

          The problem with the drivers in Cayman is the fact that they do not try to avoid accidents. Once they know they are in the right they will do ntn to prevent the accident. Some very simple accidents can be avoided. Another major issue is DUI. How can a person be drunk, swerving all over the road at 3pm??!! Madness!!

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        • Anonymous says:

          Well. Philippine drivers here are quite special. With the exception of the males who drive the 16 wheelers for Port etc. Other than that they are usually some of the worst on this tiny island. Some locals and yes jam drivers. But we all need to do better…

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    • Anonymous says:

      The road accident rate in cayman per population is about 30 times higher than the uk as many of the locals don’t know how to drive in cayman. Not using the left hand lane on highway and indicating right to go straight on, or not indicating at all, at roundabouts are the biggest things I see – both automatic driving test fails in the UK.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah what is the indicating right to go straight on about?

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      • Anonymous says:

        I’m sorry but the big problem on Cayman roads is not just some of the local Caymanians but the imported bad drivers too! The high number of aggressive Jamaican drivers who are allowed to bring their recklessness, high speed and blaring music while they race around here is scary! Have any of you ever visited Jamaica and observe the driving habits? It is right here on Cayman streets too. I was hit by one of those characters, who also appeared to be high on something but got away with it! Jamaican police are the majority in the RCIPS and they do nothing! So what do we expect? You hardly see a traffic cop nowadays. Why? Because they are sitting on their asses in aircondition, doing nothing but find excuses for why they can’t do their job! What the police need to do is hang out on Spotts straight.That is their racetrack! It starts at the entrance to Spotts Newlands and continues down to Linford Pierson Hwy. Speeding dump trucks, motor bikes and every other type of vehicle zig zagging in and out of traffic like no tomorrow. It’s craziness! So yes, some locals but much if it imported dangerous drivers too. Stop blaming just Caymanians.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Indicating right to go straight is the most annoying thing.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Combination of proper driving tests/standards and a lack of crappy Japanese death-traps

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      • Anonymous says:

        Its not about the car its about the one driving it. Like guns which don’t tend to pick themselves up and kill people without someone pulling the trigger.

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        • Anonymous says:

          So its just a coincidence that a large majority of fatal accidents involve Honda tin-cans, which don’t meet any current first-world safety standards?

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          • Anonymous says:

            Drive a Honda SUV. Only accident I had in this was someone running into me doing an illegal turn. So no it isn’t just Hondas. And when this did happen I didn’t make a stink. We were both fine. Grateful for the small things. This story is different. Someone died.

            Let’s not forget how precious life is.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    If I were this family I would sue the Police Force, Government and Governor. Why?! Because they are not following our laws which is to protect and ensure that law abiding citizens adhere to the law of the land. Whatever happened to the Traffic Police Section? Everyday I’m on the road multiple times and not one damn Police cruiser around, meanwhile I’m trying to stay alive because it’s either two old men who just got new toys (Ferrari and some other fast car) racing down the bypass heading West or those Honda fits (grey one) flying going at least 80 heading West or black BMW dark Tint racing against some other idiot weaving in and out of traffic on bypass heading west. Come on Governor, come on Brad, come on what’s the head guy called? Get your act together and be PRO active which means send the 400 sitting around, waiting for crashes to happen, useless force to get out there and start giving massive tickets!! Just get your butts out there….DO YOUR DAMN JOB!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Huh? What were these people doing at 3:40am on a Sunday night?

      Sure as hell not going wuk but in a hurry to go somewhere….

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    • Anon says:

      As usual blame anyone but the driver. I remember before the ET bypass road was complete blame was attributed to the lamp posts…. Lamp posts for goodness sake. Speed and pathetic driving abilities cause accidents every time. Most of these “gangstas” cant even drive in a straight line let alone negotiate a bend or roundabout.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman voter has zero desire for strict traffic enforcement on themselves or any friends or family. Therefore it’s not going to happen at all.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The Cayman Voter:

      One who wotes for freebies every election cycle and expects results.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The ‘Cayman Voter’ has no desire for ANY legal enforcement. Their only concern is the money (or gifts) handed to them by the McBeater (or his protegee’s) for his vote. Just watch the next election for continued proof of the sorry state of our Caymanian well-educated, well-informed electorate.

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    • Anonymous says:

      “The Cayman voter”….look at the stats as far as those who died in car crashes this year…all of them. None could vote in Cayman. Fact, not fiction.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Irrelevant. Law enforcement is by definition the application from law, free from politics. If the police are incapable of enforcement free from political interference they have no role whatsoever.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    In Alberta Canada (where I just returned from), there are red light cameras and photo radar. 99% of drivers obey the speed limit and stop on amber lights (not race through on red lights like many do here). It works.

    This would put an end to most of the driving nonsense here and generate revenue from fines that can be used for road infrastructure.

    Put it in place. Cannot renew your car registration or transfer vehicle ownership until all fines are paid.

    Simple.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Not simple. The worst offenders do not renew registrations, have insurance, or care about “official” title transfers. You will have to catch and seize these cars and prosecute the drivers. They are all related to someone who can “make a call.” Toto, your not in Kansas anymore.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Police can just do check stops (like they did Saturday morning on West Bay Road checking registrations using an electronic scanner). If a vehicle pops up with 2 or more unpaid fines, the vehicle is immediately impounded and not returned until there is proof of payment of outstanding fines.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Let you be corrected significantly… Change ‘is immediately impounded’ to ‘can be impounded’. But in all reality should be ‘won’t be impounded as in Cayman police do not enforce laws, pure plain and simple.

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        • Anonymous says:

          You’re assuming a system will be in place to track all of this. Cayman can’t even keep track of the population.

      • Anonymous says:

        Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try it. Behaviour starts to change when it starts affecting the pocketbook. Plus, how do we know who the “worst offenders” are? Where’s the cut-off? That’s why a zero-tolerance policy makes sense: Enforce all traffic laws the same across the board, and I’ll bet the “worst offenders” will be caught up in the web. Let’s try something like photo radar instead of just saying “it won’t work”; it certainly would be doing more than what’s being done now.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You describe the rule of law. We do not do that here. We just import hundreds of foreign nationals and pay them millions to make it look like we have the rule of law. Meanwhile nothing changes.

      May the victim Rest In Peace.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Not everything made in Canada is intended for export.

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    • Say it like it is says:

      11.40am Speed and traffic light cameras have been suggested many times over the years, so have requests to Mr Manderson to end the nonsensical system of having civil servants with criminal charges pending, suspended indefinitely on full pay and privileges. This is how our Govt works, and always will, when there is zero accountability for sitting on your backside and collecting your pay for doing nothing.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Some in our civil service are guilty of treason. An opposing army could not cause the damage they are wreaking on my beloved Cayman.

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      • Anonymous says:

        full pay with fully covered pension and health insurance is one of the perks to being in the government and messing up just enough to have a legitimate reason for not actually showing up to work. Especially great when our pension fund was making money while the private sector funds were going so poorly.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Cant do that might catch someone impo’ent err I mean important like a politician on his way to beat up a woman at his favorite bar.

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  21. Mover says:

    So four times as many as have died this year from covid?

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Shocking and pathetic. Speed limit is like 30 km/h on that little intersection but most of the time cars are going coasting at 10-20 km/hour. it’s utterly pathetic to have a fatality there. 3:40am and a 20 year old sum up the facts but likely alcohol and loud music were also a factor

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    • Anonymous says:

      No such speed limit here. Ours is in mph. Respect that please.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Jibberish response. When the cars are going that slow coasting off the gas at 10-15 km or miles (both speeds are on Cayman cars dash) it’s irrelevant.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The story doesnt say the deceased was the driver. There were three other people in the car.

      The deceased is a 20 year old Cuban national. I doubt she was the driver.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    When driving in Canada, I am extremely aware that if I roll through a stop sign, drive above the posted limit, or drive a car with illegal tinted windows I will be pulled over and fined.

    In Cayman there is no concern for traffic laws as there are no consequences… Until, like this morning, the consequence is a fatality.

    Start ticketing people at 4 way stops, start ticketing for failing to yield or following too close, or distracted driving, or failing to obey a yellow light…. We need to create a new culture that learns to follow the rules of the road.

    My condolences to the family of the deceased and injured and I hope that if the driver is proven to be at fault they spend a very long time in jail.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I was fined for window tint in Cayman. But the police parking lot is full of illegal tints for their own personal vehicles. Have police abide by laws first and then they might enforce some as well

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    • Anonymous says:

      Can’t wait for someone to try and create that Canadian style culture in Cayman. There’s so much to work with too.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Most large Canadian cities have red-light cameras and photo radar. They work.

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    • Anonymous says:

      What’s with all this talk about Canada? I’ve never met anyone who says they wanna be like Canada.

      Canada, a nice loft overlooking a really awesome party.

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      • GottaLoveIt says:

        While I like the Cayman climate, I will take anyday the Canadian: Economy, social welfare support, enforcement of legal standards, basic respect for others rights, general kindness to others, opportunities for advancement within education and employment… I’ll stop as the list is too long and you are probably asleep dreaming of how great “Caymankind is.’

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  24. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to the families of the victim.
    Details of how the crash happened and was caused to be released, but will no doubt involve speed & loss of control of the vehicle. Posted speed limit in the area is 25 mph & near to a 3-way traffic light junction.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    free money making solution:
    bring in private run traffic police who are funded by fines.
    cig will makes 10x times as much on fines.
    police can then do real work or we can reduce their numbers.
    win-win-win.

    CNS: They tried this with wheel clamping, which failed because the private contract staff clamped a lot of cars without cause. This is what happens when you add a monetary incentive to enforcement.

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    • Anonymous says:

      then change the law….plus this is not interfering with private property so not the same at all.

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    • who cares says:

      They did not clamp without cause as much as they clamped “caymanians” who thought they had a right to park anywhere any time. I witnessed one of them,”caymanians”, removing his wheel in front of Hurley’s supermarket and threatening that he would do injury to anyone who tried to stop him.,

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      • Anonymous says:

        Some of the people removing clamps were eventually taken to court for damage of property and theft. Though it was pretty hilarious seeing a guy at hurleys use a forklift to raise his car to remove the clamped wheel. Not sure if same guy you’re referring to.

    • Anonymous says:

      Each and every one of them was clamped with cause, including Ezzard’s.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I concur all those clamps were with merit including clamps on Tyrone and Jamal’s sooped up low riders with them spinning rims.

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